Croagh Patrick, also known as ‘The Reek,’ is a place of pilgrimage holding a deep spiritual significance for the Irish people. Traditionally, on one Sunday every summer, pilgrims congregate there for Reek Sunday to climb the mountain. Now, COVID-19 has brought challenges and some new opportunities.
“I like to see the Nativity reflected in so many different ways,” says Father Adrian Farrelly, a collector of crèches from around the world.
Blessed Thaddeus was twice appointed bishop but, due to political intrigue, he never took possession of his diocese. His feast day is Oct. 25.